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Night Is Not for Sleep (1958)
"Toi... le venin" (original title)

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One dark night, in the deserted streets of Nice, an American car slowly drives past Victor Menda, then slowly pulls up. A come on from the mysterious blonde at the wheel leads to Victor ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Hossein ...
Pierre Menda
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Eva Lecain
Odile Versois ...
Hélène Lecain
Héléna Manson ...
Amélie
Henri Crémieux ...
Le docteur
Pascal Mazzotti ...
L'homme de la discothèque
Henri Arius ...
Titin
Charles Blavette ...
L'inspecteur de police
Lucien Callamand ...
Julien, le jardinier
Isola Blondie
Paul Coppel
Jean Combal
Bréols
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One dark night, in the deserted streets of Nice, an American car slowly drives past Victor Menda, then slowly pulls up. A come on from the mysterious blonde at the wheel leads to Victor finds himself kissing and making love to the gorgeous creature. But as soon as the embrace is over the mantis-like beauty rejects him and, under the threat of a gun, makes him leave the car. Worse, she tries and nearly manages to kill him by running over him. Cars have plates, and Victor traces the address of the monstrous nymphomaniac. To his amazement, he discovers a beautiful villa, in front of which the American car is parked, where two blonde sisters live together, both of whom look sweet and harmless. Written by Guy Bellinger

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A new and very STARTLING approach to mystery on the screen.

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27 March 1959 (France)  »

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Blonde in a White Car  »

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Visa de contrôle cinématographique ( France ) : # 20787. See more »

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Real Family Success

Strange enough, all the previous comments merely described the beginning and left the details over. I feel a necessity to confirm that this is a family work, since Marina Vlady was also Robert Hossein's wife, and the - excellent - jazz music was written by te director's father, André. Under these circumstances, no wonder it was a really good thriller, seen when issued and immediately identified with the music. The suspense was flawless, and maintained throughout until the end. Robert Hossein, at the time one of the best European players, managed to impose himself also as a top screen and stage director. He's still putting up great stage shows, with a preference for religious subjects.harry carasso, Paris, France


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